Foxit Reader Firefox Plugin URL File Name RCE

High Nessus Plugin ID 64094


A PDF viewer installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its version, the Foxit Reader installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an boundary error related to the Firefox plugin (npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll) due to improper processing of user-supplied input when handing an overly long file name in a URL query string. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted URL, to trigger a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Foxit Reader version, and install the latest Firefox Plugin via the internal update mechanism.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64094

File Name: foxit_reader_firefox_plugin_stack_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2016/03/07

Dependencies: 20862, 32395

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:foxitsoftware:foxit_reader

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Mozilla Firefox, installed_sw/Foxit Reader

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/01/07

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Foxit Reader Plugin URL Processing Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

BID: 57174

OSVDB: 89030

EDB-ID: 23944, 24502